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Comment Re:Installed in a VM (Score 2) 284

There were different installation types I think and they all had different number of disks. The one I had had 13 floppies but most came on the New CD and had to be written to a pile of user supplied disks to install. That version had over 30 disks as you describe

IRRC, you could write the first 3 disks to boot from, then install off the CD.

The first install I did from those floppies, was on a 386sx machine with 2MB ram too :-) Took ages to complete

Comment Re:Really? (Score 1) 485

I did an interesting comparison to find out exactly what the performnace of 10 is like
Ran up 3 brand new VM's on my 4 year old desktop with 8Gb ram, with Win 7, Win8.1 and Win10 preview. Once the OS installed and running, Installed Chrome and opened my default 27 tabs.
Timed the process and that took 3 times as long win 10 than 8.1, which was slower than Win 7.
Did several tests to increase VM ram, # of CPUs etc Still performed like shit!

Unless you have a new machine with lots of RAm and fast disk, Stay with what u have


Comment Re:Safety PSAs sponsored by local utilities (Score 1) 618

The point was that as you have to use that company as it is in a monopoly situation you do not have a choice but t use them. At least by not using their site you are avoiding their advertising practices.
Here I have no such issues and can select whichever supplier I desire, and I would certainly pick one that does not force advertising down my neck.

Comment Re:... and back again. (Score 1) 249

I have had the same issue as the parent yesterday.
The server is internet connected and remotely managed by me, but is 300Km away at the moment!. I could not install .Net3 without the DVD installed! ( originally installed from an OEM supplied disk not ISO).

Eventually found a post that suggested I use a Win8 ISO which the components are the same. As I had one locally on the machine I use to to run up VM's Remotely I could use that instead.

Only took 1 hour of googling !
My main gripe is what the F*&k is older version of .net installed with 4.5?

Comment Re:Replacement Organs (Score 1) 75

Thanks. I realise the cost to produce may well be above what I mentioned and as In Australia we are very lucky to have the top class facilities available to us here for largely free ( medicare pick up most of the bill), but hope that one day a replace can be created, and they people in need will be able to get them.
The cost of home Dialysis here is also a stupid cost, and the infrastructure to support it may well ( hopefully ) make it attractive to invest in this sort of development.

It is interesting about the Dialysis process you mentioned, can you post a link to some info?

Comment Replacement Organs (Score 4, Interesting) 75

I would love to know if and when this sort of research will be able to provide replacement organs for those in need.
My Wife had Kidney failure 14 years ago, and receive a family members kidney 4 years later. The cost and problems associated with anti rejection drugs, although minor compared to Dialysis, do take their toll.
I am dreading the day the current kidney fails and as it health is slowly declining, that will be sometime in the next 10 years probably

To be able to have a new kidney created from her own cells would negate the need to most of those drugs and the associated issues with them. To me it would be work $10 - 20k to have one made

Comment Re:Disabling Antialiasing (Score 1) 114

thanks, I have just tried that and found that if I set the Default font to DejaVu Sans, with Hinting to full and Antialiasing to none that it is quite OK.
Only problem now is that Firefox and Thunderbird ignore these font settings :-(

Wonder why that is the case on Linux, but they honor the font settings under windows?

"Open the pod bay doors, HAL." -- Dave Bowman, 2001